While an egg may be the most beautifully simple design in nature, producing one is no simple task. Laying hens need the right mix of nutrients, lighting, ventilation, and water to produce a good egg. Like poultry farmers, pig farmers must make sure their animals get the food, water, and medicine they need.
Many pig and poultry farmers are finding a new niche, specializing in organic chickens or pigs, offering free-range eggs or hormone-free pork to shoppers.
Pig and poultry farmers raise pigs or chickens and other fowl for maximum health and yield, making sure they meet health regulations.
Many pig and poultry farmers contract their services out, raising herds or flocks provided by large companies.
Interested in new technology. Better ventilation and lighting systems can help make pigs and chickens healthier.
The overuse of antibiotics to keep herds and flocks healthy has become a growing concern for farmers, veterinarians, and shoppers.